Are you looking to for experience gift ideas for Mother’s Day this year? You’re on the right track. Especially if you can find experience gifts that mom can enjoy at home.
I love the idea of gifts of experience or experiential gifts. These are gifts that create a memory through an experience versus something that you end up putting on a shelf or cluttering up your house.
Sure, there is a place for those kinds of gifts. But for the person who has everything or for a mom living in a small space, an experience gift is a gift that won’t leave her saying, “Now what am I supposed to do with this?”
Experience Gifts for Mom
Here are a handful of last-minute, experience gift ideas to give mom this year.
Experience gift idea for a dog mom
If you know me, then you know that I’m a proud dog mom. Over the years we’ve rescued four dogs. Right now we have just two of those dogs left.
One of the greatest gifts my family ever got me was a dog DNA test kit. Specifically, we got the Wisdom Panel doggie DNA kit. You can read my review of my experience in this article.
Experience gift idea for mom to learn a new skill
Does your mom or the mom in your life want to learn a new skill from an expert in the field? Then you’ll want to check out the deals that MasterClass has going on for Mother’s Day.
From cellist Yo Yo Ma to Peloton cycling instructor Robin Arzon to chef Alice Waters, you can find all kinds of classes to do from home on MasterClass. Use this link to sign up and save 35% for an annual subscription.
You may think of Amazon as just the place that gets you toys and toilet paper in two days. However, Amazon also offers up virtual experiences as a gift option.
Here are some of the categories of experiences that Amazon offers:
- Personal Shopping
- Culture & Landmarks
- Food & Drink
- Learning & Creativity
- Wellness & Beauty
- Nature & Outdoors
Subscription Box Experience Gift Ideas
In this section, I’ve focused primarily on subscription boxes. Why? Because they can be delivered to mom at home and she can enjoy them monthly or quarterly for the rest of the year. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving.
In some instances I’ve included traditional gift ideas but with a twist, like gift ideas for Peloton moms or moms who might enjoy working with an online stylist. I’ve broken out my suggestions into four categories below.
Many of these subscription box experience gifts are available through Cratejoy, the subscription box marketplace. As luck would have it, Cratejoy is having a Mother’s Day sale right now. Save 25% off Mother’s Day gifts at Cratejoy.
Food and Drink Oriented Experience Gift Ideas
I’ve found a number of food related experience gift ideas in these subscription boxes. They run the gamut from baked goods to spirits. I’m sure you can find something that your mother would love.
Self Care Experience Gift Subscription Boxes
We could all use a little self care these days. Your mom or a mother in your life is likely no different. I’ve scouted out some great self care subscription boxes that fit the experience gift idea niche perfectly.
Personal Stylist Experience Gift Ideas
Perhaps the best gift I ever gave myself was the gift of a personal stylist. The best part is you don’t have to live near a big city or be rich to use such a stylist. Everything occurs online. It’s an experience gift of shopping for yourself that take place entirely at home.
If your mom is a fitness fanatic, you can sign her up for subscription boxes that focus on workout clothes and athleisure. While Stitch Fix and Wantable can all curate fitness attire in a box, I would recommend also checking out Fabletics (sign her up for a VIP subscription) and Yoga Club for this kind of experience gift.
Peloton Mom Gift Ideas
Did you miss out on the recently announced Peloton mom clothing collection from the One Peloton company? You’re not alone. It seems that everything sold out in under 24 hours.
No worries, though. There are tons of Peloton mom options on Etsy. I’ve included a few of my favorites here. This is a quasi experience gift in that the gift itself is not an experience. But it will help her enjoy or acknowledge her love for her Peloton.
Looking for other subscription box experience gift ideas? Here is a link to all of my subscription box content as well as my content about online stylists. I’m confident you can find something perfect for the mom in your life here.
Finally, you can always visit my Shop page for how to buy nearly any product or service I’ve mentioned in my blog post.